BBC Studios Takes Minority Stake In Former Channel 4 Deputy Kelly Webb-Lamb’s Mothership Productions

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BBC Studios has taken a 25% minority stake in former Channel 4 Deputy Head of Programmes Kelly Webb-Lamb’s Mothership Productions.

Webb-Lamb set up the company earlier this month along with former Channel 4 colleagues Charlotte Desai and Gilly Greenslade and it joins a roster of BBC Studios-backed non-scripted indies that includes Expectation and Curve Media, along with numerous scripted producers.

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The strategic partnership will see BBC Studios invest in Mothership’s slate of global formats and “ideas of scale” across the non-scripted genres. Mothership has already said it has several projects in advanced development while the team is currently pitching to broadcaster and SVoD commissioners.

Webb-Lamb is a well known British TV figure having been Chief Content Officer Ian Katz’s deputy at Channel 4 for several years, during which time she oversaw the likes of The Circle and The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan. She used to Run Banijay-backed Shine and previously worked for the BBC.

Ralph Lee, BBC Studios Productions’ CEO, described her as a “sought-after creative leader who has assembled a team around her that has a formidable pedigree in hit shows and formats in a highly competitive field.”

“It is a true testament to their talent and potential that within only a short period of time, Mothership has developed a slate that is brimming with ideas that we believe will appeal to both UK and international broadcasters and platforms,” he added.

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